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How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod

How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod
First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let’s talk Curtain Rods. More specifically, let’s talk about my dining room curtain rod that I DIY’d. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of inexpensive curtain rod options in the greater Austin area. DIYing a Curtain Rod: I headed to Home Depot on a mission to find a practical inexpensive solution to my curtain rod dilemma. At Home Depot I found a variety of objects that could work, but in the end the heavens parted and I stumbled on Electrical Conduit. Bless the person that invented this light weight, sturdy, and extremely inexpensive product! That’s it.

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